EgyptAir receives 9th Airbus aircraft A220-300, 3rd A320neo family aircraft

MENA , Friday 21 Feb 2020

Airbus A320neo
The Airbus A320neo aircraft (Photo: Ahram)

EgyptAir received on Friday the ninth Airbus A220-300 and the third A320neo family aircraft, coming from Su-GFF factory in Canada's Quebec City and Su-GFL factory in Toulouse city respectively.

The two new aircraft will join the national airliner's fleet this year. 

On January 18, EgyptAir received the eighth A220-300 aircraft to be delivered to Egypt as part of a deal with Airbus Company to purchase 12 aircraft of the same family.

The new A220-300 is configured in a two-class cabin with 140-seats including 15 premium economy and 125 economy class seats, offering every passenger a greater level of comfort and space. It delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and widebody passenger comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. 

On February 16, EgyptAir received the second Airbus A320neo, which is the second of 15 Airbus A320neos, EgyptAir currently has on order.

Bringing all the standards of comfort and incorporating new engine choices, aerodynamic improvements, and the latest cabin features, the A320neo Family will offer up to 20 percent savings in fuel burn per seat by 2020, two tons of additional payload, 500 nautical miles of more range, lower operating costs, along with a nearly 50 percent reduction in engine noise and NOx emissions 50 percent below the current industry standard.

It is configured with 142 seats in two classes including 16 seats in the business-class cabin.

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